What Are the Best Rugs for Dining Rooms?

What Are the Best Rugs for Dining Rooms?

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 When it comes to styling your dining area, the perfect rug can transform an ordinary room into a sophisticated, comfortable space. Selecting the right dining room rug goes beyond just matching décor; it's about creating an inviting atmosphere that combines style with practicality. From casual family dinners to formal gatherings, the right rug adds warmth and character, grounding your dining space with a sense of home and harmony.

In this guide, we'll explore how to find the perfect rug that complements your personal style whilst being able to withstand everyday wear and tear. 

The Role of Rugs in Dining Rooms

 Dining room rugs are perfect for defining the area, creating a cohesive, distinct space; particularly in larger or open plan rooms. A well-chosen rug under the dining table can help to anchor the furniture as well as create a sense of harmony and balance. A dining room rug also adds softness underfoot, creating comfort and warmth. 

 Practicality and Durability

 When choosing a rug for your dining room, practicality is key. This space often sees a lot of activity: meals, gatherings, and perhaps the odd spill or two. Therefore, selecting a rug that stands up to this daily use is essential.

Crafted with practicality in mind our Fable Collection rugs are designed to be machine washable, stain resistant and water repellant, making them perfect for dining room settings. 

Flat weave rugs are also particularly suitable for dining areas. Their thin, low pile makes it easier for chairs to slide over them, reducing the risk of the rug bunching up or the chairs getting stuck. 

 Design and Aesthetics

 The right rug can complement the room’s décor; adding colour, pattern and texture to the space. When choosing a rug for your dining room, consider the following design elements:

Pattern and Colour

 A patterned rug is the perfect choice for a dining room setting as they can easily hide any dirt or wear. A subtle pattern is great for tying in with other patterned elements in the space or adding interest and dimension to a more understated area. The Fable Collection offers a selection of vintage and Persian inspired patterned rugs that are perfectly suited to a range of interior styles. 

 Colour Coordination 

 Rug colours should harmonise with the dining room’s scheme. Think about whether you want the rug to be a statement piece or blend seamlessly with the surroundings. Neutral tones can add a touch of elegance and are versatile for various décor styles. Meanwhile, multicoloured rugs with more vibrant hues can create a focal point and inject personality into the space. Consider the existing colours in the room as well as the soft furnishings and decorations when selecting your rug to ensure a seamless, cohesive look.

 Sizing and Placement

 Rug size and placement are important factors to consider when selecting a dining room rug. A rug that's too small for the space can create an unbalanced look. Similarly, a rug that's too big can overwhelm the space and make the table look disproportionate to the rest of the room. We usually recommend choosing a dining room rug that fits underneath the table and extends on all sides by at least 60cm. This allows chairs to be moved in and out without catching on the edge of the rug. Before purchasing a rug we'd advise to measure your dining table and the space around it to ensure that the rug fits well within the room, while accommodating all chairs comfortably.

 Importance of Underlay

 We'd always recommend using an underlay with your rug, particularly in areas with high traffic. An underlay keeps the rug in place on the floor and prevents it from bunching up or wrinkling. 

Our underlay can also add an extra layer of cushioning, adding comfort to your dining area.  

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 Discover our dining room rug collection  today and find the perfect rug for your space. If you'd like any help in selecting the right rug feel free to contact our team - we're always happy to help!